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Nestled deep within the very heart of Hill Country , Texas, is the tiny town of Luckenbach. There are just 13 residents living inside the town's borders. But, don't let the population size fool you. The unincorporated community that sits about 50 miles north of San Antonio has a lot more going on than you'd expect. Here are three things you need to know about Luckenbach, Texas, before heading over for a visit. The small community was founded at some point in the s by German farmers, according to the Texas State Historical Society. Those farming families included both the Engel and Luckenbach families. At the time, the town was known as South Grape Creek. According to the town's website , Luckenbach and his family may have been early settlers, however, they are not credited with founding the town. Instead, that is typically credited to the Engels.
Luckenbach is known as a venue for country music. On December 15, , a petition was submitted to create Gillespie County. Its oldest building is a combination general store and saloon reputedly opened in is more likely, based on land improvement records of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Minna Engel, whose father was an itinerant minister from Germany.
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